Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Search for Happiness

With all of the hoopla going on yesterday, I totally forgot that it was Kids' Picks Day over at 5 Minutes for Books.  I'm posting late, but that's ok!  Right?

Click on over to 5 Minutes for Books and check it out!  There is always an open invite to join in or follow along.  Either way it's a great way to see what other parents are reading to/with their children and what they have to say about the books and stories being read.  If you don't have children, but love to read...  Click here to view the other carnival themes that you can participate in or again, just follow along.  Avid readers must stop by!

Augustus and His Smile by Catherine Rayner (Ages 4-8) 2006

Grateful for the suggestion, I reserved this book from the library and it must be popular cause it took weeks for it to come in!

Right now we have a large stack of library books for the babes to pull their selections from and night after night, among the books I select for our story time, they make sure they tell me to get...

"...pitter-patter, pitter-patter, drip, drop, plop!"

Augustus the tiger was sad, he lost his smile.  Through the short, fun, story he searched...  through forests, seas, deserts and mountains - he even danced in the rain - only to find that his smile, was with him the whole time.

I love this story.  Inner happiness is the underlying story, but the journey Augustus goes on to find his smile has enough material to spark multiple conversations.  We'll be adding it to our permanent library.

Thank you Z-Dad for the recommendation!

Happy Reading!


Z-Kids 2/11/09, 4:21 PM  

Glad you enjoyed it!

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